November 21, 2021

South Families,

We hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving break! Please remember that we have an Early Release on Wednesday and school will be closed for the rest of the week.

Be Well,

Brenda Lee

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Pie pick up is here! Families who ordered one or more pies should come to South between 5-6:30 on Tuesday, November 22. PTO volunteers will be in the gymnasium lobby to distribute orders. Questions? Please contact Noriko at


We are currently looking to hire TWO building-based substitutes. This position will report every day to South School to carry out the lesson plans and daily responsibilities of the teacher or instructional assistant for whom he/she/they is substituting for. Flexibility and a genuine desire to work with children is required.

Ideally, we are looking for someone that can work Monday-Friday and the rate is $125/daily. Job sharing may be considered.

If interested, please reach out to Brenda - and apply HERE.


Dear Parent/Guardian,

The State of Massachusetts and the Andover Public Schools require all students in 3rd grade to have a current physical on file. If you have not yet submitted a physical to the clinic, please send in a physical that has been completed on/after April 1, 2021.

You may send the physical in with your child, fax it to 978-247-9891 or scan it to the emails listed below. If our child is due for a physical later this school year, please let us know.

If you have any questions please call us at 978-247-9802.

Thank you,

Christina Lemonias, RN

Lori Brown, RN

Barbara Lyle, Health Assistant


Packets were sent home last Monday!

South Cooperative Theater is pleased to announce the spring musical – Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr. Mark your calendars now - will be three performances – March 11, 12, 13. You won’t want to miss this show.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.


South Elementary Is Teaming Up With Caring Partners' Coats for Kids & Families To Collect Winter Coats For Children And Adults In Need.

In hard economic times and cold New England weather, a warm coat isn’t a luxury… it is a necessity. In our very own community, there are thousands of children and adults who may otherwise not have access to warm winter coat this winter.

South Elementary is proud to be a collection partner for Coats for Kids & Families. Coats collected at South and will be professionally cleaned by Anton’s and given to local nonprofits, social service agencies, and schools for distribution. We are asking the community to donate coats for children and adults.

The Coats for Kids & Families coat drive sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners, Enterprise Bank, and Jordan’s Furniture kicked off October 8th and runs through January 8, 2022. With the help of local schools and community partners, the organization has collected, cleaned, and distributed 1,150,631 since the program began in 1995.

Winter coats needed to fulfill one mission: “Anyone who needs a coat, will have one.”

Now through the end of December


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All students are able to receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily during the 2021-2022 school year. Lunches will need be preordered. Please see the FAQ linke below for further information and the menu.

FAQ for the Andover Nutrition Program



  • Wednesday, November 24th: Early Release

  • November 25th - 26th: Thanksgiving Break

  • Friday, December 10th: Early Release Day

  • Friday, December 24th - Friday, January 1st: Winter Break